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Empty Out Your Wallet

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 16, 2007 7:08PM

Before we start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or get too far in the zone on the NCAA action, there are a few shows going on sale that we would like to talk about.

Chris Cornell — the hottest damn man to ever strike the Jesus Christ Pose — is all solo again after shrugging off Audioslave. His latest solo album, Carry On, isn’t set to drop until June, so this show should have a lot of stuff we can’t sing along to yet. Especially since we gave up singing Billie Jean for Lent.
Metro, Apr. 11, all ages, $29, on sale noon Saturday.

2007_03_shamrock.jpgNostalgia has been ruling our reading and our ticket buying lately, and this group is no exception — they’ve now made an appearance in both. Dinosaur Jr are set for three nights of guitar explosion at the Abbey Pub. Um, wow.
Abbey Pub, May 31 (18+) and June 1-2 (21+), $20, on sale noon Saturday.

Don’t make the mistake of missing Manu Chao’s return. Manu Chao had everyone dancing the night away at Lollapalooza last year. We're still upset that we chose Kanye. We have a feeling that this show will bring the ballroom back to the brawl room.
Aragon, June 17, 18+, $27.50, on sale 11 a.m. Saturday.

We almost forgot this fun little show — Arctic Monkeys and Be Your Own Pet. Both have insanely catchy tunes that make us smile and have that "anyone can do it" attitude.
Riviera Theatre, May 8, all ages, $24, on sale 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Reader’s Early Warnings lists that the Metro’s 25th Anniversary at the Hideout’s Annual Block Party (whew, can’t say that fast) tickets are going on sale, but we don’t find anymore info than that anywhere. And the “buy tickets” links just lead to the press for the event. So if they go on sale — buy them. If they don’t — then don’t. Easy enough.

Now back to the celebrating the disappearance of snakes and the bouncing of balls.